“I love living in London but I would like to buy a place in Dubai and spend a few months of the year out there” – Kevin Pietersen
Well, Kevin Pietersen, I can relate to that feeling, except I’m in the opposite situation. I love living in Dubai and having lived in London, it’s a goal/dream of mine to buy a house in London and spend a few months of the year there (probably christmas so I can see the christmas lights and the summer there to escape the Dubai heat). It’s funny how when the day started I was going to write about something completely different and then this quote randomly caught my eye. It was just too good to pass on.
I can talk endlessly about my time spent in London. The featured image shows just how many hidden gems it contains. When you look at the image you do not think of London, it’s possible that nothing about the image would really catch your eye. Space invader fans anyone?
Whilst making my way to Covent Garden, from Piccadilly Circus, I noticed the art on the wall. The symbol reminded me of a game I used to play when I was younger. As all millennials would do I googled it. For the record “googled” was added to the oxford dictionary on June 15 2006. That’s a proud moment for any company in my opinion, so bravo to Google :). Anyway I googled “space ship invaders London” and discovered that it was a pretty big thing, though low key. I say low key because I did not know about it until I saw it and made the effort to find out about it. Since I saw this (which was around 2014, at some point date tbc) there have been posts about this, which tell you exactly where to go to find it. For example a fellow blogger has been kind enough to share the locations. Please click here to see. Additionally since the power of google has expanded beyond just the dictionary, you can find the complete guide here. 🙂
I found another photo in my archives, the one below, I stumbled across during one of my wandering walks in London.
In a way it’s an artist’s revolution. They don’t want their art to be confined in just museums and galleries, thus they are “invading” cities. I found this to be very curious and it makes me smile every time I find a new one as I walk around London.
Unfortunately, I cannot remember where I read this but apparently the mission was initially to have so many of these mosaic space invaders around the world that if you were to connect the dots on the map, it would show a large space invader. I think this mission may have changed as the project is much larger than it was a few years ago, when I first stumbled upon it. Random, hidden gems such as “Space Invaders” in London, is what made me fall in love with City, it is filled with thought provoking wonders, which caters for everyone. 🙂
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